Vitoria-Gasteiz: Last mile logistic electric infrastructure

Fagor Ederlan´s objective within SmartEnCity was to purchase new EV vehicles for different types of freight logistics and touristic routes in the Lighthouse City of Vitoria-Gasteiz. Through this report, it is intended to document the whole process, detailing the steps taken and the lessons learned through the project.

Fagor Ederlan´s objective within SmartEnCity was to purchase new EV vehicles for different types of freight logistics and touristic routes in the lighthouse city of Vitoria-Gasteiz. Different models of EV would be acquired to change 26 diesel vehicles for electric ones to do the same logistic and transport service.

These vehicles were going to be used for 4 different purposes:

  • Courier.
  • Urban freight delivery.
  • Final consumer delivery of supermarket goods.
  • Touristic routes around the city.

Design improvements would be implemented in these vehicles with the aim of adapting each vehicle to the specific needs of each business: Cargo trunk adaptations, co-pilot zone, lateral and frontal access.

In addition, the vehicle would be equipped with the necessary tools, hardware & software to complete the operational needs of each business: transport tools, hardware & business management software, telemetry system, specific packaging…

Touristic routes, based on electric vehicles, were implemented in November 2017. This new concept of sustainable and interactive tour driving an electric vehicle caught the interest of the citizens and has been running until Fagor Ederlan adopted the decision to abandon its smart mobility business development strategy. 

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Contact: Patxi Sáez de Viteri, MONDRAGON Corporation, psviteri@mondragoncorporation.com